Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                         
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Plants for Birds
Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnN7aQ_gRDk
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
Monday February 11 at 6:30 pm in Byrne Hall at St Andrews Episcopal Church, 1608 Baker Ct in Panama City. 
 Special guest speaker, avian expert and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation biologist Paula Grendel will present :
“Restoring Florida’s Beach-nesting Birds”. 
She will discuss the Florida Shorebird Program, highlighting its history in addressing threatened and endangered shorebirds and future conservation needs. The public is invited. A brief business meeting and social will follow her presentation.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 -  Camp Helen Monthly Species Count. Meet us at the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Although we typically finish birding about noon, you can spend as much or as little time as you like. We sometimes divide our group to cover the north side of the park as well as the coastal areas. We appreciate any amount of time given to help document our avian friends. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and sunscreen. If you would like to participate, please contact Emily Ellis at lpca08@gmail.com

February 15-17, 2019 - Overnight trip to Gainesville to the Sweetwater Wetlands Park and Paynes Prairie. Call Teri Floore at (850)832-0678 for more information. See her article in the newsletter. 


February  9, 2019  Join Bay County Audubon and Boy Scout volunteers from local troops to help cleanup Parker Preserve. 
The preserve is located at 1546 S. Cincinnati Avenue in historic St. Andrews. This small neighborhood park was severely damaged by hurricane Michael. This will be our first of several workdays throughout the year. If you would like to help show up prepared to work at 8:30 a.m. Wear gloves and hard-toed shoes, bring your favorite garden tools, water and snacks.  
For more information contact Al Clare (alclare@live.com).